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The Last Post

The Last Post

30,000 Daily Tributes to the Fallen of the Great War

By (author) Ian Connerty
By (author) Philip Vanoutrive


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  • Lavishly illustrated book on the unique Last Post ceremony in Ypres, Belgium, celebrating the 30,000th enactment of the ceremony in 2015
Full Description

Every evening since 1928 the Last Post has been played under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres at 8 o’clock sharp. In 2015 this ceremony will take place for the 30,000th time. On 9 July 2015, this large scale participative event will take place in fire stations all around the world. Government leaders, sports stars, veterans but most of all common people visit the Menin Gate Memorial every day. Philip Vanoutrive spent one year photographing this impressive tradition. Ian Connerty wrote the story, enriched with unique archive photos.

About the Author

Ian Connerty works for The Last Post Association and is the author of At the Going Down of the Sun, a book about the ceremony held at the Menin gate. Philip Vanoutryve is an awarded photographer. He won a World Press Photo Award.

Lannoo Publishers
17th Dec 2014
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
297 mm x 297 mm
180 Pages
150 color, 50 b&w
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